From here it's 110 miles (177 kilometers) to the south to Edinburgh and 120 miles (193 kilometers) to the south to Glasgow.
Moray is full of cultural triumphs and oddities; there’s plenty waiting to be discovered at within the halls of these popular museums. Broaden your horizons by visiting the Elgin Museum, the Speyside Cooperage and the WDCS Wildlife Centre, three recommended museum experiences perfect for those with a passion for life’s finer things.
During a sightseeing tour of the city, don’t miss out on the old places of worship. Learn about the history of the Pluscarden Abbey and the Elgin Cathedral as you admire the old buildings.
The ancient fortresses and castles in the city are worth a visit. Perhaps you can feel the fading ghosts of long-ago residents when you learn heroic stories of the Brodie Castle or the Duffus Castle.
In Moray outdoor types can go tobogganing skiing, or snowboarding at local ski resorts. Book your ski pass and follow the local enthusiasts to Lecht Ski Resort, where you’ll find some of the region’s best powder.
Among the best courses for a game of golf in this region is Moray Golf Club. Grab your lucky seven iron, attack the bunkers, then enjoy re-living your best moments with fellow golfers in the clubhouse.
One of the most pleasant ways to discover the individuals and families who shaped this city than to walk the halls of its much-loved palace. Visit stately Spynie Palace, where the upper echelons of Moray society once lived, worked and entertained.
As well as urban parks, the local area also has several ecological reserves which offer unique landscapes and interesting trees, plants and birds. To tour one of the major local conservation reserves, visit Ben Rinnes.
The Suenos Stone and the Burghead Visitor Centre are both great spots to finish your explorations into this fascinating region.